Delray Beach (Fla.) Atlantic wide receiver Ezekiel Turner had a very busy week. The three-star prospect committed to nearby Florida International early in the week and he capped it off on Friday evening with a big victory for his team over Lake Worth (Fla.) Park Vista.
"It has been a blessing," Turner said of the week.
Atlantic defeated Park Vista 26-7, in a game where they dominated on both sides of the ball.
"We gave it to Park Vista," Turner said. "They had some words to say before the game. Talking about (their running back) Tre Mason getting 170 and three touchdowns. The defense came out and did their thing, the offense came out and made plays. We clicked as a team."
Turner capped off the victory with a 17-yard touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter.
"It felt real good," Turner said. "I didn't expect to get that one but when I got the pass I saw the opportunity and I got there. It felt real good."
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound wide receiver decided on nearby Florida International on Tuesday. He said that the decision was an easy one, and something he essentially knew months ago.
"I knew when they first offered me and I went down and checked it out over the summer, when I went to a camp," Turner said. "It was cool. I knew it all along. I was just trying to give it some time to make sure."
He cited a few of the reasons why he opted for the Golden Panthers.
"They are close to home," Turner said. "I love the coaches and I love the atmosphere. I couldn't ask for more. I feel like I really fit into their offense, they will use me like I am used here (at Atlantic)."
Turner has built a good relationship with the coaching staff, but he pointed out two particular coaches who were pivotal in his decision.
"It is between (Head) Coach (Mario) Cristobal and (wide receivers) Coach (Frank) Ponce," Turner said. "They are both great coaches. They work real hard. I feel like they are committed to the program and it is going to elevate."
At the time of his decision, Turner held offers from West Virginia, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan, and others. He says that it doesn't matter who shows him interest in the coming weeks and months, he knows where he wants to be.
"I am done," Turner said.
According to Turner, he has fulfilled his academic requires to ensure that he is qualified to enroll this coming summer.